Shiv Sena using its mouthpiece 'Saamana' has sharpened its attack on the BJP Chief Chandrakant Patil on Saturday.
Giving a sharp reply to a statement by state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil, Sena in its editorial said: "Those with 105 seats had earlier conveyed to the governor that they do not have the majority. How come they are now claiming that only they will form the government?" the Sena mouthpiece asked. "...the intention of horse-trading stand exposed now," it added.
Patil had said on Friday that with the support of independents, his party's tally in the 288-member Assembly stands at 119, and it will form government soon.
Meanwhile, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was quoted as saying that the BJP would form the government. State BJP chief Chandrakant Patil told reporters later that Fadnavis expressed confidence that the party would form government.